Tag: voting rights

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Senate votes for Election Day Holiday, No Excuse Absentee Voting

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Senate votes for Election Day Holiday, No Excuse Absentee Voting

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia lawmakers have advanced Senate bills that make voting easier, including no excuse absentee voting and recognizing Election Day as a state holiday. Other legislation that would extend citizen access to voting has yet to clear committees.

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Gov. Northam Applauds SCOTUS Ruling on Racial Gerrymandering in Virginia

Gov. Northam Applauds SCOTUS Ruling on Racial Gerrymandering in Virginia

| June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Today the United States Supreme Court dismissed the Virginia House of Delegates’ appeal in Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill.

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House Subcommittee Kills Bills to Restore Felons’ Voting Rights

House Subcommittee Kills Bills to Restore Felons’ Voting Rights

Gov. Bob McDonnell and other key Republicans, as well as Democratic legislators, say they are disappointed that a House subcommittee today killed proposals to automatically restore the voting rights of nonviolent felons who have served their prison sentences.

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